Smut app gets dirty pictures of you and then holds them to ransom

8 September 2015

Bitterwallet - porn on your mobile Quick! Stick some Blu-Tac on your front facing cameras! There's a new ransomware porn app on Android named 'Adult Player', and it is taking photos of its victims while you're 'on the job'. The app then uploads the images on a screen, and then hits you with a ransom message.

That's not very nice is it?

The security firm Zscaler rumbled the app, which is masquerading as a video player for dirty films. When you start watching some knacky films, it starts to silently take photos of you. If you're messing with your uglies at the time, this could be described as a 'compromising situation'. Then, the app demands $500 (which is over £300 in sterling).

The screen which shows the ransom is designed so it'll stick around, even if you reboot your device. It won't allow you to use your device and will keep the screen active with annoying, and distressing messages.

"During the course of our daily malware hunt, we came across a new mobile ransomware variant which leverages pornography to lure victims into downloading and installing it," said the firm.

So, to be on the safe side, you should only download apps from the official Google Play store and other trusted app sites. If you're still worried, you can look at the 'Unknown Sources' option under the 'Security' settings of your device. Failing that, you could film the most embarrassing sex tape ever, send it to every single person you know and work with, and you'll be free from all future blackmail and ransom.

Might be best to avoid downloading dodgy apps for the time being though.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Privacy

2 comments

  • Fat H.
    A HARD reset would wipe the filth away! Just like a tissue for the jizz. FAP FAP FAP
  • Stan L.
    Can one not have a wank in peace now.

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